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The Mad Monkey Reviews

Building 26, Street 302, BKK1 Phnom Penh, Phnom Penh, Cambodia

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1808 Total Reviews
  • 84%Value For Money
  • 83%Security
  • 81%Location
  • 86%Staff
  • 89%Atmosphere
  • 86%Cleanliness
  • 84%Facilities

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Standard backpackers hostel. There are 2 different buildings you can stay in--the one with the main reception and the one with the bar and restaurant. The main "


Only come here if you are wanting to meet, eat and party only with other foreign tourists. There is a bar on the top floor which can be fun but not if you are wanting to sleep. The first and only day I was here, two of the people in my dorm had their cell phone chargers stolen as a result of someone breaking in. We believe it was other people staying at the hostel but could lot honestly say for sure. This is not a terrible place. Just understand what you are getting yourself into.


Okay hostel, staff weren't very helpful, and the ginger guy with dreadlocks who works in the bar was so annoying. Very loud and cocky, kept drinking my friends drinks, I think he should be fired.


Compared to madmonkey kampot, this one was really disappointing. It's odd to see this chain of hostels not providing you a blanket at the least in the room With the ac on full blast temp regulation out of control. More so, the guy at the reception was very rude and wanted me to pay extra despite me having paid an advance on hostel world. Due to a public holiday I was forced to exchange pounds for dollars at the hostel and the receptionist ripped me off , charging 8$ commission that no one would


Everyone was really friendly here. The beds are nice and big, very comfy and the food is great! It's a bit of a party hostel which is fine but it was difficult to find somewhere chilled or quiet if you weren't in the mood for partying in the bar every night.


Hostel was clean and tidy. Beds nice and big with large lockers underneath to store everything. The food in the restaurant was nice and the rooftop bar was good fun! Gave out free beer between 8-9 which was great. Staff could have been more helpful/friendly but other than that was very pleased with the hostel.


Good atmosphere, good food and great rooftop bar! Probably a little expensive compared to other hostels, and it's missing a pool table. But I had a good time here, and the staff are great!


Massive hostel but doesn't feel like it. Great food, though quite expensive for Cambodia. Helpful staff and excellent location!


Really sociable fun hostel, great base to meet other travellers! The staff are super friendly and cheerful, makes the experience more enjoyable.


Nice restaurant and upstairs bar. The bearded guy who does the nightlife events is really annoying, but the rest is cool


Good hostel. Room was fine, although one bathroom/shower with 8 people is not much. Bar is nice, but somehow it was a bit harder to mingle with other guests than regular. Cafe downstairs serves good lunches. Staff is friendly and enthousiastic.


I thought I had booked a 10 bed dorm, turns out it was a 10 bunk bed dorm so 20 people in one room. It got really stuffy and hot as there was so much people and the air con didn't work really well. They also overbooked the room. But other than that, the vibe is great, great place to meet people. Beds are nice a large. Bathrooms are ok.


For a short, one-night stay at Mad Monkey, I had a fabulous time! What makes this hostel great are the other guests. Very friendly environment!

  • 23rd Sep 2015
  • Novice Nomad
  • Anonymous
  • USA
  • Female, 25-30
  • (1 review)


Really nice hostel, friendly and helpful staff, and the breakfast was great! Better to pay a little for your breakfast and have such many choice, than a free too simple breakfast. Restaurant/café downstairs lovely, very relaxed atmosphere. The only minus was that the loud sound/music/people of the bar upstairs could be heard in the room, very noisy, therefore second night was unfortunately not so good. Really a backpacker place, don't come for your rest.


Stayed 4 nights in total. Double twin private room with ensuite bathroom. Great beds. Nice and clean. Warm shower. Nice staff! Good food. Not expensive. Not the cheapest tours but they are good. General advice: definitely worth staying at this hostel. The entire brand of Mad Monkeys Hostel for that matter. We also stayed in Mad Monkeys Kampot. Also great experience.


Great stay! Staff friendly and helpful and reception is 24 hours. Bar and restaurant have quite a wide variety and a really good vibe. Perfect for backpackers and travellers looking to meet people. About 20 min tuk tuk ride to killing fields which cost us 10$ (between 2) for lift there and drop back to hostel. Killing fields is a must; $6 with audio tour.


great hostel!!! always a lot going on!!!! food and drink a little on the pricey side but still tastes pretty darn good. Only downside is the wifi, great in the downstairs bar but weak to non-existent on the upper floors.


The hostel was loud. Party hotel.


Absolutely brilliant!! staff, people food and socialising :) food was about expensive but very nice!!


Mixed feelings about this brothel... Euhm hostel. Booked a 12 dorm with this app, but when I arrived they put me in a 22 dorm. Wouldn't mind normally - but it was right next to the bar, people playing drinking games until 3 am and having drunken sex in the bed right next to me. Their explanation was bullshit, but got a new (more expensive) dorm in the end. Good beds, locker, clean bathrooms, own plug + light. Food is really expensive though. Good for partying, but still think it's overrated.

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